Banks, FOOTBALL, Sports

Braves enter playoffs with Friday game against Marshfield

The Banks Braves at the 2018 state football championship. Photo: Angela Scorcio

BANKS - The Banks Braves varsity football team, the reigning Oregon 4A high school state football champions, carry their undefeated, season-long streak into Friday’s playoff matchup against Marshfield High School (Coos Bay) at 7 p.m. at Banks High School.

Braves Head Coach Cole Linehan, himself a graduate of Banks High School, said that even though Banks is the overall No. 1 seed and Marshfield is ranked No. 16 out of a 16-team bracket, this will be no easy game for Banks.

“They are not your usual 16-seed team,” Linehan said. “Their record this season is 5-3, but two of the 4A teams they lost to were (No. 6 seed) Gladstone and (No. 5 seed) Marist. Typically, or a lot of times, the No. 16 . . .

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